Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is November 1 to 7, 2020. During Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, be reminded to check ALL fire safety alarms in your home, including smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer because it is an invisible, tasteless, and odourless gas that can be deadly. It is produced when fuels such as propane, gasoline, natural gas, heating oil, or wood do not burn completely in fuel-burning appliances. Fuel-burning devices, such as gas or wood fireplaces, hot water heaters, stoves, barbeques, fuel-burning heating systems, generators and vehicles, all produce carbon monoxide. Remember that CO detectors sound differently than smoke alarms. Test both alarms monthly and make sure everyone in your household knows the difference between the two alarm sounds. Most detectors will also have a low battery or end-of-life chirp. Please read and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.

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